Challenges Facing the CIS
High schoolers study the events leading to the collapse of the Soviet Union. They develop a timeline or design a graphic organizer and then answer discussion questions. In groups they research one of the 11 ex-Soviet states located in Asia.
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Nativism and Myths about Immigrants
Where do anti-immigrants myths come from, and how can they be refuted? Learners critically analyze media reports and how to identify reliable sources. After studying a timeline that details the history of US nativism, groups research the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Learning From Document - Public Laws
Students research primary sources about the Bracero worker program. In this primary source lesson, students investigate two public laws along with other documents to determine if the Bracero worker program was implemented properly. They...
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Aqueduct Architecture: Moving Water to the Masses in Ancient Rome
Ninth graders compare ancient and modern technology in water transporting. In this lesson on the evolution of the aqueduct, 9th graders build a working aqueduct model and examine its components. They explain the importance and use of the...
9th Social Studies & History
A Taste of Korea: A Chemistry-Geography Adventure
Students explore the different aspects of Korean culture. In this geography lesson, students prepare different Korean dishes in the classroom. They create a visual display of things they learned about Korean culture.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The World Population Explosion
High schoolers are introduced to some of the fundamental questions about the connections among population, resources and energy use, and environmental impacts. They explore population growth, interpret a line graph and calculate their...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Cultural Discovery and Identity Project Generation Journey
Learners create a genealogy book tracing their heritage many generations back. They examine their own ethnicity, attitudes, and self-awareness. They examine new American trends regarding family structure and ethnicity.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Energy Generating a Culture: Early American Coal Miners and Coal Mining Culture
Students calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science instructional activity, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
HIV/AIDS in Our Spanish-Speaking Community and the World
Students study the HIV virus and how it has impacted the hispanic community. In this infectious disease instructional activity students discover how HIV/Aids is found all over the world, what misconceptions are out there and what kinds...
7th - 12th Science